U.S. Department of Health and Human Services A Partial Listings of Problems Facing American Children, Youth and Families SysteMetrics/McGraw-Hill August 1989 PDF Version
Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Homeless Youth in the United States: Recent Research Findings and Intervention Approaches. Conclusion
Much has been learned since Robertson and Toro reviewed the literature on homeless youth for the 1998 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Yet many important questions remain unanswered. Several areas, in particular, could be the focus of future research.
Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Homeless Youth in the United States: Recent Research Findings and Intervention Approaches. Theoretical Developments
Haber and Toro (2004) provide a thorough review of various theories that have been applied in recent research on homeless children and youth. The theories most relevant to homeless youth include variants based on social learning theory (Bandura, 1977; Patterson, 1982).
Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Homeless Youth in the United States: Recent Research Findings and Intervention Approaches. Prevention Research
In addition to research on how to best address the needs of youth who are already homeless, other studies have focused on preventive interventions.
Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Homeless Youth in the United States: Recent Research Findings and Intervention Approaches. Intervention Research
Much progress has been made in providing services to homeless youth and families since 1987 when the Stuart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (Public Law 100-77) was signed into law. There now exist a vast array of shelters and other emergency services to address the diverse needs of homeless individuals and families, including homeless youth (T
Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Homeless Youth in the United States: Recent Research Findings and Intervention Approaches. Age, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, and Pregnancy
The vast majority of homeless youth are age 13 or older, although a few studies have identified small numbers of youth who are homeless on their own as young as 9 years old (Clark & Robertson, 1996; Robertson, 1991). Although at least one national survey of youth found that males were significantly more likely than females to report recent hom
Beginning Too Soon: Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Pregnancy and Parenthood. A Review of Research and Interventions.
by : Kristin A. Moore, Brent C. Miller, Barbara W. Sugland, Donna Ruane Morrison, Dana A. Glei, Connie Blumenthal,
Beginning Too Soon: Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Pregnancy and Parenthood. A Review of Research and Interventions.. Introduction
Infants and young children are totally dependent on nurturance from their parents and/or other caregivers. Parenting is demanding because meeting the needs of children, let alone maximizing their potential, requires personal, social, and economic resources. Thus, becoming a parent too soon, before adult abilities are attained and before the necess
Pathways to Adulthood and Marriage: Teenagers’ Attitudes, Expectations, and Relationship Patterns. What Are the Typical Family Structures of Teens?
The family is the first environment in which youth experience adult relationships. Family composition and adult behaviors — such as the presence of one or both parents and the quality and stability of their relationships — have long-lasting consequences for youth. Past research has consistently shown, for example, that children whose parents
The Long Term Impact of Adolescent Risky Behaviors and Family Environment. Chapter VII: Discussion and Future Directions
In this study we have addressed a set of issues which have generally not been analyzed previously. We first examined the relationship between adolescent risky behaviors and long-term adult outcomes. Five adolescent behaviors were studied: alcohol use, marijuana use, cocaine use, sexual activity, and delinquency. Multiple outcomes were measured acr
Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Accountability, Cost-Effectiveness, and Program Performance: Progress Since 1998.. Case Study: The Arizona Evaluation Project on Homelessness
The Arizona Evaluation Project on Homelessness was designed to address the need to improve the measurement of program impacts at the client level. The Project was designed to use aggregate impact measures to assess the effectiveness of particular agencies as well as the overall effectiveness of the various continuums of care in the state.
Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Accountability, Cost-Effectiveness, and Program Performance: Progress Since 1998.
The authors summarize the progress made in the past decade toward making homeless assistance programs more accountable to funders, consumers, and the public. They observe that research on the costs of homelessness and cost offsets associated with intervention programs has been limited to people who are homeless with severe mental illness. But this
Amato, P. R. (1999). Children of divorced parents as young adults. In E. M. Hetherington (Ed.), Coping With Divorce, Single Parenting, and Remarriage (pp. 147-164). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Amato, P. R. (1996). Explaining the intergenerational transmission of divorce. Journal of Marriage and the Family , 58, 628-640. Amat
ast research has emphasized the important role that family-related variables play in the prediction of various adolescent risky behaviors (e.g., Hawkins, et al., 1992; Kandel, 1996). It also seems likely that the impact of adolescent risk factors on adult outcomes is influenced, for the better or worse, by the adolescent's family unit. Family stru
The Long Term Impact of Adolescent Risky Behaviors and Family Environment. B. Adolescent Consequences of Risky Behaviors
Most literature on adolescent consequences of risky behaviors focuses on risky behaviors as outcomes, with some studies examining other outcomes such as educational attainment and employment. Risky behaviors beget other risky behaviors. The fact that adolescent risky behaviors often co-occur makes engaging in any one risky behavior a risk factor f
The Affordable Care Act and Adolescents. Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)
The Affordable Care Act (Section 2951) created the MIECHV program which seeks to support families, including those of adolescent mothers, and improve outcomes for children through home visiting programs. Administered by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau at the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the program facilitates collaboratio
In 2011, the teen birth rate for ages 15-19 was 31.3 live births per 1,000 population, or 329,797 births. This is the lowest rate since 1991; however, disparities in teen birth rates persist. In 2011, the teen birth rate for Latinos was 49.4 per 1,000, 47.4 per 1,000 for Non-Latino African Americans and 36.2 per 1,000 for American Indian and Ala
Incarceration and the Family: A Review of Research and Promising Approaches for Serving Fathers and Families
The number of individuals involved in the criminal justice system is at a historic high. There are almost 2.3 million individuals in U.S. jails and prisons and more than 798,000 people on parole. It is estimated that 7,476,500 children have a parent who is in prison, in jail or under correctional supervision. Minority children are disproportion
Contents Key Themes and Findings Perspectives on Fatherhood and Family Functioning Perspectives on the PFF Program Experience Perspectives on Child Support Perspectives on Employment Hopes and Aspirations for the Future